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Kin - Crowell and Karr

Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell | Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

Kin is a finely crafted country ode to home and family from a couple of writers who know the territory.
Vanguard (2012)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  June 08, 2012

[live review + mp3] SEMIproductions presents Evolfo Doofeht @ Cafe 939


Truth be told, I'll be the first to complain when someone amalgamates genres into some absurd abstraction and pins an unknown artist to it. As...
By Diana Burmistrovich  |  December 22, 2011
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The Wandas find growth in their pop evolution

Not only does their razor-sharp pop consciousness and reverence for rock and roll classics distance them from the "hard to play/harder to listen to" prog and/or funk trappings of Berklee, site of the bands' 2002 genesis; it also makes them one of the coo
Spinning the wheel
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 09, 2011
PODCAST: Nick Flynn reads from "The Ticking Is the Bomb" [MP3]

PODCAST: Nick Flynn reads from "The Ticking Is the Bomb" [MP3]


Folks, we have a special Father's Day treat for you all -- an exclusive podcast of Nick Flynn reading from his new book, The Ticking...
By Carrie Battan  |  June 19, 2010
Claudia Acuña sessions at Cafe 939

Claudia Acuña sessions at Cafe 939


The exciting Chilean singer-songwriter Claudia Acuña spends two nights leading the “Marsalis Jams” sessions at Berklee’s cozy Café 939. Acuña will sing with her own...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010
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5 for '10

I love baby bands, and I hope the ones I mention here don't mind my calling them that.
New locals to love right away
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 22, 2010


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LA story

Ask people around here why they'd never move to LA and "the traffic" will reliably top the list. That sure sounds reasonable, but check it out: by not languishing in belching cars and rotting the sky for hours at a time, by not submitting to the forced
Little Joy's journey starts at home
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 19, 2009
Ryan's Smashing Life showcase featuring Static of the Gods

Ryan's Smashing Life showcase featuring Static of the Gods


Still from "Peluche" videoWith their days of acting as the ambience providers for "Rock and Roll Dating" behind them, Static of the Gods are set...
By Shaula Clark  |  May 29, 2009
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Group efforts

In November 2008, cutting firewood at his home in Brooklyn, Mark Turner, 42, arguably the most influential tenor-saxophonist of his generation, lost control of the power saw he was using.
Fly and the Tiptons
By JON GARELICK  |  April 10, 2009
HISPANIC! AT THE DISCO: BERKLEE LATIN CULTURE CELEBRATION

HISPANIC! AT THE DISCO: BERKLEE LATIN CULTURE CELEBRATION


 On the Day of the Dead, Berklee will be anything but. For its 10th annual LATIN CULTURE CELEBR...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 30, 2008
College, with a side of concerts

College, with a side of concerts


Who says all college students do is drink beer and hook up at parties? Over at Berklee College of Music, the new Café 939 (939...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 07, 2008